By the end of this course, students should be able to:|
1. Understand the roles of scientific research in education and training practices.
2. Understand the prevalence and use of various research designs, methods and techniques in the field.
3. Understand the purposes of, and similarities and differences between survey research and experimental research.
4. Understand the purposes, merits, and demerits of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
5. Formulate research questions and hypotheses.
6. Identify and operationalize key concepts.
7. Propose a research design to investigate a research question or test hypotheses.
8. Design and apply rubrics to code and score qualitative and quantitative data.
9. Propose and apply qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze the data.
10 Draw valid conclusions and implications from the data.
11. Report the research in a scientific paper.
Educational scientists in the fields of EDUcation and Human Resource Development (HRD) investigate people’s learning and professional development in school and non-school contexts. Practitioners, in turn, can use the insights that can be gleaned from educational research to improve their professional practices. So, regardless of whether you pursue an academic career or want to work in a more applied setting, you need to develop a solid understanding of educational research in the broadest sense of the word. This course is designed to do just that. Following the phases in the empirical cycle you will acquaint yourself with survey research and intervention studies as well as the qualitative and quantitative data produced therein. Through hands-on experience with real empirical materials such as scientific articles, case descriptions and existing datasets, you will learn to understand, conduct, report, and hopefully appreciate educational research.|
- The assessments are conducted through written assignments. All assignments must be submitted to receive a final mark.
- The final mark of the course is composed of the marks of the written assignments that together represent a full scientific article. Each of the assignments is weighted to compose the final mark.
- The weighted average mark of all the assignments needs to be at least 5.5 in order to pass the course.
- In case of insufficient partial marks and/or final mark, students may re-take a maximum of two assignments(s) that was/were not sufficient, within or shortly after this quartile.
The marks of the separate assignments grades stay valid until the end of the following semester. If a student does not pass the course (i.e., obtain a sufficient final mark composed of the weighted assignment marks) until then, the student loses the grades already earned.
Deelnemende opleiding: Pre-master EST